During October 2021, Together hosted a series of State of Children’s Rights in Scotland webinars. These webinars offered practical guidance on implementing children’s rights-based approaches, provided support to overcome challenges and offered a space to share examples of promising practice ahead of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill’s implementation.

Findings from the webinars will be shared in the State of Children’s Rights Report 2021 to create a wide range of case studies that illustrate how a rights-based approach can be taken and implemented into your own policy and practice.

Below you will find the introductory presentation on the relevant children's rights topic.  

You can also read our State of Children's Rights Reports from previous years here.

  • An Introduction to Children’s Human Rights and a Rights-based Approach

    Delivered in partnership with the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland and a Young Adviser from the Commissioner's office, discover what a child rights-based approach looks like and how to implement this. 

    You can hear Together's Director Juliet Harris' response to the recent UK Supreme Court judgment on the UNCRC (Incorporation)(Scotland) Bill at minute eight. You can hear Bruce Adamson's response at minute 32!

    • Access the slides here. 
    • Watch the presentation below!

     

     

  • General Principles of the UNCRC: A Focus on Participation

    Delivered in partnership with Starcatchers, Children’s Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament, further develop your understanding what good participation looks like, how organisations can avoid tick-box approaches and adopt methods that are effective in ensuring children’s participation. 

    • Access the slides here.
    • Watch the presentation below!

     

  • Access to Justice

    Delivered by Who Cares? Scotland, discover what a rights-based approach to accessing justice looks like, independent advocacy and practical approaches to implementing child-friendly complaints mechanisms.

    • Access the slides here.